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A Milestone I Never Thought I’d See

Vikash Dhorasoo france 2006 600x455 A Milestone I Never Thought I’d See

Today France’s Vikash Dharasoo became the first player of Indian descent to ever play in a World Cup match. He entered the match in 84th minute and almost scored the game winner in the 89th minute. France and Switzerland drew 0-0 and now the 1998 World Champions have gone four consecutive World Cup games without scoring a goal. France’s defense also looked terribly disorganized on set pieces, and despite a missed hand ball in the box, the French must feel fortunate to have escaped with a draw considering Switzerland had the vast majority of good chances in the match.

As someone if Indian descent I’m happy for Dharasoo, but as someone who likes this France team a great deal I am dissapointed they still cannot score a goal and refuse to play David Trezeguet who is one of the most dangerous attacking players in the world. I quite frankly never thought i’d see someone of Indian descent play in the World Cup, but Dharasoo proved me wrong.


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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